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Self-esteem for children

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Healthy self-esteem is feeling good about yourself, and feeling that you are a worthwhile person. While we all have self-doubts at times, it is important for children to feel okay about themselves most of the time. Self-esteem enables them to try new things without too much fear of failing, to reach out and make friends, and to manage problems they are likely to meet along the way. Self-esteem builds a solid foundation for coping with life.

To read more about Self esteem have a look at this Parent Easy Guide written for Parenting SA

Parenting SA is a partnership between the Department for Education and Child Development and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network. Ph: 08 8303 1660

The website Reachout has many topics about self-esteem for teenagers including

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

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